Graduation Requirements

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How Many Credits Do You Need?

To be on track for graduation, students should have completed the following credits at the start of each grade level:

  • 10th Grade: 50 Credits
  • 11th Grade: 110 Credits
  • 12th Grade: 170 Credits

9th grade students must take 10 credits of exploring computer sciences and physical education.

“F” = No Credit

Students who receive an F in a course DO NOT EARN CREDIT for that course and must talk with their counselor about credit recovery options. Priority for the district’s summer school is given to 11th and 12th grade students. It’s important for parents to read the student’s report card carefully to ensure the student is on track for credits as well as GPA.

Required to Participate in Graduation Ceremony

All students must successfully complete ​ALL ​graduation requirements to participate in ​the graduation ceremony​:

  • 230 credits in required subjects (one semester course = 5 credits; one year course = 10 credits)
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 3 ​
  • Senior Project​: Tech seniors choose a major research or creative project in an area of their interest to complete during the school year, under the guidance of their English and Government teachers


OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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